Anita Azizi in her office
One of our goals is to empower marginalized Afghan women through education. Educated women give back to their communities in amazing ways-- by boosting the economy, sending their children to school, and improving access to healthcare for their families. In fact, one AAE graduate is doing just that.
Anita Azizi came to AAE schools out of desperation when she was behind in her studies due to her age. After graduating with a state-certified high school diploma, "I studied what I loved at university," Anita says, sitting in her midwifery office and smiling proudly at her ability to serve her community. She has been a midwife for two years outside of Kabul and love providing women and children with better access to healthcare.
"I love serving our people, because our country is backwards and women like me are making it better so Afghanistan can stand on its own feet," Anita says. She knows how powerful her impact is, thanks in part to her schooling at Aid Afghanistan for Education. And of course, our programs and Anita's education wouldn't be possible without your support.
We have over 3,000 students in school today with dreams like Anita of becoming doctors, teachers, politicians, mothers, and journalists. Thousands of graduates are scattered throughout Afghanistan already, working daily to make a better world for themselves and their children. All of this is thanks to your dedicated support, for which we are eternally grateful. However, the work isn't quite over yet. By sponsoring a student for $30 a month on GlobalGiving, you can ensure Afghanistan becomes a little more peaceful every day.